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See the beauty and splendor of Hawaii's Sharks as they rise from the depths to greet you. This thrilling experience the first and finest in Hawaii, will profoundly affect your feelings towards Sharks, as you join them three miles out of sea off Oahu's beautiful North Shore. Click here for more information
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Turtle Bay has two championship golf courses : The Palmer and The Fazio.Click here to book your tee time.

The North Shore Kula Grille at Turtle Bay offers fresh farm-to-table dishes, drinks and desserts.

Roger Corpuz is a longtime North Shore resident who has shared his enthusiasm for all things Hawaii with guests for more than four decades. Check out these recommendations from Corpuz, the resort’s resident adventure junkie, and then seek him when you visit to “talk story”. Beware: Seriously fun outdoor activities may result! 

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Spend the afternoon learning about one of Hawaii’s most famous ocean residents: The shark, or “mano” in the Hawaiian language, is a central figure in native Hawaiian culture and is featured in many legends. There are several tour operators on the North Shore that allow guests to see and learn about sharks close-up, either from a boat or underwater. A bonus: On your off-shore journey, you’ll also frequently see plenty of other sea life, including dolphins, sea turtles and magnificent humpback whales during the winter months. All this is topped off with a breathtaking view of Oahu's North Shore!  

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Hike the moderate Kealia Trail behind Dillingham Airfield at Mokuleia (enter at the airfield and drive a short distance to the parking lot near the trailhead), which brings you eye level with passing gliders and sky divers, and (during season) provides great views of whales breaching along the North Shore.

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My favorite activity is golfing at Turtle Bay Resort. You can’t beat the oceanfront views, and with 36 holes of championship golf, there’s always something new to experience. Make sure to visit Keiki Pond – a very calm and secluded natural pool – off the 18th hole on the Palmer Course, where the beloved monk seal “Honey Girl” returns each year to have her pups

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Need a break from your adventures? Visit the Waialua Sugar Mill for a little retail therapy. Two of my favorites are the homemade soaps at the North Shore Soap Factory and Island X Hawaii for Waialua Roasted Coffee. Both offer demonstrations on how their products are sourced and made. If you can, go on a Saturday to enjoy a farmers’ market offering fresh food, produce and jewelry.

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End the day with a delicious farm-to-table dinner at the resort’s new North Shore Kula Grille, which features ingredients fresh from the sea, as well as local farms and ranches. I highly recommend the Hawaiian Moi (Pacific Threadfin).